2014: tumblr pro. advertised as something sleek, professional, life changing. disorientating video that ended with a top hat anti-climactically falling down on your head. initially it did not register in my mind as a joke and i was scared.
2015: the weird photocopier assistant cartoon. followed you down your dash and was annoying/obtrusive. you had the option to tell him to go away but he’d come back a few seconds later. everyone resorted to adblock
2016: reptile elections. topical, somewhat intrusive but i’ll give it a pass because it was funny and enjoyably engaging. i stand with mop and wretched tooth was corrupt.
2017: horse friend. shits itself everywhere and will die if you don’t pick it up. brings back the same anxieties that tamagotchis gave me but it’s small and easily minimised, has no sound and is generally polite and un-intrusive. could do with better horse names. also maybe not dieing every 2 minutes
Masterpost: Yana Toboso’s blog/twitter post translations
People who visit my blog on PC probably know that there’s already amasterpost of all my past blog/twitter post translations, but the majority of people seems to use the mobile version of tumblr and therefore have no access to it (?), so here’s a masterpost that is hopefully accessible to everyone! Also, I’d appreciate it if you could check this masterpost *first* before asking me “Has Yana ever talked about XX on her blog?” xD
Disclaimer: I’m not a professional translator but just a
normal Japanese Kuro fan with intermediate English skills, and I
primarily translate all these Kuro related posts for myself, namely to
improve my English! All posts marked with * are proofread by my
precious, lovely friend minacchin though (thank you for your help<3), so you can expect a flawless English translation :)
Tips:If you don’t know where to start reading, here are some tips. The posts in bold are the ones that got over 1000 notes. And the ones in italic are my personal faves that I found funny/interesting and definitely recommend you to read! :)
And finally, thank you to all those people who read and liked my translations and sent me lovely, encouraging messages in the past 2.5 years! ♡♡
“If you feel like life is raining down on you over and over and over again, I need you to know that that does not make you tarnished. Walking through a bunch of rainstorms and continuing to go on with your life, that makes you the opposite of damaged or tarnished, that makes you stronger, wiser, smarter, and ultimately, I think it makes you clean.”
In 2015, the rate of new works started per day on the non-profit archive exceeded that of the older fanfiction.net, and this fan-run project is set to surpass the fastest growth of either archive in 2017.
Below the cut, I explain where these numbers come from, look more closely at the seasonal variation in each archive, and the overall pace of fanworks being posted.
On this day in 2014, a little video titled “Disorientation”
was uploaded to YouTube. Years later, this video would turn out to be the very
first episode of season one of the hit lesbian web series Carmilla!
Adapted from one of the first vampire stories ever written, the
novella Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu,
the web series was created by Jordan Hall and Ellen Simpson and stars Elise
Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis. The original Carmilla
tells the story of a young girl who is hunted by a female vampire in the 1890s,
but Hall and Simpson reimagined the story to be the video diary of a freshman
at the fictional Silas University as she investigates the disappearance of her roommate Betty, while simultaneously trying to adjust to her new roommate – a strange,
nocturnal girl by the name of Carmilla. Laura’s investigation eventually leads
her to into a world of supernatural beings, as well as into a romance with, you
guessed it, her vampire roommate Carmilla.
As of today, the pilot episode has garnered over 2 million
views on YouTube. Following the extremely positive reception from LGBT women
starving for representation, the Carmilla web series was renewed for three
seasons. In 2016, it won a prestigious Canadian Screen Award and since 2014 has
won 9 awards in total for its on-screen representation and its strong fan base.
Although the series concluded after the third season, it was announced in 2016
that this modern retelling of Carmilla
would also be getting a film adaptation with all the stars and creators from
the YouTube series remaining! The movie is expected to drop sometime in fall of